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Mayor Gallego Statement on Presidential Rally in Phoenixhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/mayors-office/1359Mayor's Office6/22/2020 8:00:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/1359/Newsroom_Mayor_Statement.jpgMayor Gallego Statement on Presidential Rally in Phoenix<div class="ExternalClass20E489B4A5A24537B9C8E56EF028D093"><html> <p>​</p> <p> <span style="font-size:17.3333px;font-family:"Segoe UI", Segoe, Tahoma, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif;">PHOENIX- Tomorrow, the President will be hosting a campaign rally at a private church in North Phoenix. The event was not sanctioned or permitted by the City of Phoenix, as the city does not permit political events. Furthermore, it does not abide by current CDC guidelines during COVID-19. </span> </p> <p> <br></p> <p> <span style="font-size:17.3333px;font-family:"Segoe UI", Segoe, Tahoma, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif;">While I do not believe an event of this magnitude can be held safely, particularly as Arizona sees rising COVID cases, the President has decided to continue with this rally.  </span> </p> <p> </p> <p> <span style="font-size:17.3333px;font-family:"Segoe UI", Segoe, Tahoma, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif;">City officials have contacted both the church and presidential campaign staff to alert them to the city's masking policy. The goal of this policy is not to hand out citations but to educate the public on the virus and its transmission. That is why we have started a robust public outreach campaign focused on education. The city has not changed this enforcement policy for tomorrow's event.  The church has indicated that they will be handing out masks to eventgoers and taking temperatures upon check-in.</span> </p> <p> </p> <p> <span style="font-size:17.3333px;font-family:"Segoe UI", Segoe, Tahoma, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif;">We've seen tremendous compliance with the mask ordinance that went into effect this weekend. Everyone attending tomorrow's event, particularly any elected official, should set an example to residents by wearing a mask. This includes the President. </span> </p> <p> </p> <p> <span style="font-size:17.3333px;font-family:"Segoe UI", Segoe, Tahoma, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif;">Public health is a group effort, not a partisan issue. It requires the participation of every resident and level of government. </span> </p> <p style="text-align:center;"> </p> <p style="text-align:center;"> <span style="font-size:17.3333px;font-family:"Segoe UI", Segoe, Tahoma, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif;">-30-​​</span> <br> </p> <p> <br> </p> </html></div>https://phoenix.gov/mayorNewsmayors-office
Phoenix City Council Unanimously Approves Major Affordable Housing Initiative with Goal of Creating or Preserving 50,000 Housing Units by 2030https://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/mayors-office/1343Mayor's Office6/17/2020 12:15:00 AMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/1343/Newsroom_Mayor_Statement.jpgPhoenix City Council Unanimously Approves Major Affordable Housing Initiative with Goal of Creating or Preserving 50,000 Housing Units by 2030<div class="ExternalClass72BAC056A6794791B70521A5C6998A98"><html> <p>​</p> <span id="ms-rterangepaste-start"></span> <p style="text-align:center;"> <em>Vote takes place same day as visit by U.S. Housing Secretary Ben Carson</em> </p> <p style="text-align:center;"> <em> </em> </p> <p>PHOENIX- Today, Phoenix City Council unanimously approved a new citywide affordable housing initiative that will work to address the many housing needs in the nation's fastest-growing city. Earlier in the day, Phoenix Housing Department staff and Mayor Gallego joined U.S. Housing Secretary Ben Carson as he toured city housing sites. </p> <p> </p> <p>The plan approved today will address the need for an additional 163,000 housing units in Phoenix. Housing costs have grown in Phoenix as wages have stayed stagnant. This, along with a dearth of affordable and workforce housing options, have widened the gap of housing accessibility for far too many residents. The plan seeks to address the following areas:</p> <ul> <li> <em>Prioritize New Housing in Areas of Opportunity</em> <em> </em> </li> <li> <em>Amend Current Zoning Ordinance to facilitate more Housing Options</em> <em> </em> </li> <li> <em>Redevelop City Owned Land with Mixed-Income Housing</em> <em> </em> </li> <li> <em>Enhance Public-Private Partnership and Establish Alternative Funding Sources</em> <em> </em> </li> <li> <em>Implement Cost Saving Policies for Housing Development</em> <em> </em> </li> <li> <em>Increase Affordable Housing Developer Representation</em> <em> </em> </li> <li> <em>Expand Efforts to Preserve Existing Housing Stock</em> <em> </em> </li> <li> <em>Support Affordable Housing Legislation</em> <em> </em> </li> <li> <em>Initiate Housing Options Education Campaign</em> <em> </em> <br> <br>This citywide plan will require partnerships between both outside organizations and other levels of government. To that end, Mayor Gallego discussed with U.S. Housing Secretary Ben Carson how the city might better partner with the federal government to address the city's housing needs. Today's vote and visit by Secretary Carson is yet another important step in making Phoenix a city that works for everyone.</li> </ul> <p style="text-align:center;"> </p> <p style="text-align:center;">-30-​<br></p> <span id="ms-rterangepaste-end"></span> <p> <br> </p> </html></div>https://phoenix.gov/mayorNewsmayors-office
Phoenix City Council Fully Funds Office of Accountability and Transparencyhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/mayors-office/1325Mayor's Office6/8/2020 9:45:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/1325/Newsroom_Mayor_Statement.jpgPhoenix City Council Fully Funds Office of Accountability and Transparency<div class="ExternalClassEC5C0504A06C4BEFA65CFF0B67DCDF3B"><html> <p> <span style="font-family:"Segoe UI", Segoe, Tahoma, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif;font-size:17.3333px;">​<span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;">PHOENIX- </span><span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;">Today, Phoenix City Council came together in the midst of one of the most important moments in our nation's and city's history</span><span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;">. The council previously passed a budget with partial funding for the newly created Office of Accountability and Transparency (OAT) but, our community challenged us to fully fund OAT in this year's budget.  We responded to our community's request for greater accountability. By a bipartisan 7-2 vote, the council fully funded civilian oversight of the Phoenix Police Department.</span></span> </p> <p> </p> <p> <span style="font-family:"Segoe UI", Segoe, Tahoma, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif;font-size:17.3333px;">Throughout 2020 Phoenix City Council has been faced with unprecedented challenges, and we've found ways to come together on important issues.  We've had a robust conversation on what the future of policing in our city looks like. We've made modernizations based on national best practices, including ensuring all front-line officers have body cameras, and bringing more transparency into police operations and data.</span> </p> <p> </p> <p> <span style="font-family:"Segoe UI", Segoe, Tahoma, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif;font-size:17.3333px;">It is imperative we build a community where every individual feels safe. Our work neither begins nor ends today.  We know Phoenicians are watching what this council does, and we know the conversation our nation is having right now is many hundreds of years overdue. This dialogue should not end. It needs to go deeper and reach even more individuals.  Change must continue.</span> </p> <p> </p> <p> </p> <p style="text-align:center;"> <span style="font-family:"Segoe UI", Segoe, Tahoma, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif;font-size:17.3333px;">-30-​</span> <br> </p> <p> <br> </p> </html></div>https://phoenix.gov/mayorNewsmayors-office
Mayor Gallego: Peaceful Protests Are Valid and Importanthttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/mayors-office/1305Mayor's Office6/2/2020 12:20:00 AMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/1305/Newsroom_Mayor_Statement.jpgMayor Gallego: Peaceful Protests Are Valid and Important<div class="ExternalClassA426D1BA5FF94100A9B1EEBF7DB8C623"><html> <p> <span style="font-family:"Segoe UI", Segoe, Tahoma, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif;font-size:17.3333px;">PHOENIX- Over the last week, our nation has heard the collective voices of individuals whose requests for a fulsome conversation on racial equity in America have languished for far too long. Another African American, George Floyd, lost his life at the hands of a police officer, and it reopened a wound that has never healed.</span> </p> <p> <span style="font-family:"Segoe UI", Segoe, Tahoma, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif;font-size:17.3333px;">Individuals have taken to the streets to peaceably protest mistreatment and spur an important conversation. Their voices should be heard.</span> </p> <p> <span style="font-family:"Segoe UI", Segoe, Tahoma, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif;font-size:17.3333px;background-color:window;color:windowtext;">A </span> <span style="font-family:"Segoe UI", Segoe, Tahoma, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif;font-size:17.3333px;background-color:window;color:windowtext;">s</span> <span style="font-family:"Segoe UI", Segoe, Tahoma, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif;font-size:17.3333px;background-color:window;color:windowtext;">maller group, not driven by this same desire for greater change, took to the streets to vandalize our city. These actions are not reflective of the majority of protesters and should not overshadow a larger push for justice. I support our community’s right to peaceably protest and I understand that painful experiences have catalyzed these gatherings.</span> <br> </p> <p> <span style="font-family:"Segoe UI", Segoe, Tahoma, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif;font-size:17.3333px;background-color:window;color:windowtext;">Per the Governor’s decree, individuals must abide by an 8PM curfew unt</span> <span style="font-family:"Segoe UI", Segoe, Tahoma, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif;font-size:17.3333px;background-color:window;color:windowtext;">il Monday, June 8.</span> </p> <p> <span style="font-family:"Segoe UI", Segoe, Tahoma, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif;font-size:17.3333px;background-color:window;color:windowtext;">If you are going to attend a protest please ensure that you have </span> <span style="font-family:"Segoe UI", Segoe, Tahoma, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif;font-size:17.3333px;background-color:window;color:windowtext;">plenty of water, wear a mask to protect against COVID-19, and that you are home by 8PM in accordance with the statewide ordinance. Phoenix is our home and it will be beyond the time we are in now; we will come out stronger.</span> </p> <p> </p> <p> </p> <p style="text-align:center;"> <span style="font-family:"Segoe UI", Segoe, Tahoma, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif;font-size:17.3333px;">-30-​</span> </p> <span id="ms-rterangepaste-end" style="font-family:"Segoe UI", Segoe, Tahoma, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif;font-size:17.3333px;"></span> <p> <br> </p> </html></div>https://phoenix.gov/mayorNewsmayors-office
Mayor Gallego Statement on George Floyd Protestshttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/mayors-office/1291Mayor's Office5/29/2020 6:45:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/1291/Newsroom_Mayor_Statement.jpgMayor Gallego Statement on George Floyd Protests<div class="ExternalClass6148583F3C5F4F378DB0369EEAC2DBDC"><html> <p>​<span style="font-family:"Segoe UI", Segoe, Tahoma, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif;font-size:14px;color:inherit;background-color:window;font-style:inherit;font-weight:inherit;margin:0px;padding:0px;border:0px;font-variant:inherit;font-stretch:inherit;line-height:inherit;vertical-align:baseline;">PHOENIX-</span><span style="font-family:"Segoe UI", Segoe, Tahoma, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif;font-size:14px;color:inherit;background-color:window;font-style:inherit;font-weight:inherit;margin:0px;padding:0px;border:0px;font-variant:inherit;font-stretch:inherit;line-height:inherit;vertical-align:baseline;"> </span><span style="font-family:"Segoe UI", Segoe, Tahoma, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif;font-size:14px;color:inherit;background-color:window;font-style:inherit;font-weight:inherit;margin:0px;padding:0px;border:0px;font-variant:inherit;font-stretch:inherit;line-height:inherit;vertical-align:baseline;">It’s hard to know what to say at a moment like this. People are hurt, upset, and angry, and they have a right to be. This pain and frustration comes from a lived experience that isn't mine but that does not diminish the role I must play in helping to change the future. Part of my job in a moment like this is to listen above all else.</span></p> <p style="color:rgb(50, 49, 48);margin:0px;"> <span style="font-family:"Segoe UI", Segoe, Tahoma, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif;font-size:14px;"> <span style="margin:0px;padding:0px;border:0px;font-style:inherit;font-variant:inherit;font-weight:inherit;font-stretch:inherit;line-height:inherit;vertical-align:baseline;color:inherit;"> <br>The killing of George Floyd takes place against a backdrop of systemic inequities, particularly for African-Americans, that are larger than any one incident. We all have a responsibility to address this inequity. People are right to stand up and demand change.<br><br>We must have high standards for all public servants, including law enforcement. There are many officers looking at, and reflecting upon, this incident who are motivated to work even harder to build greater trust with communities where that relationship has eroded. Most residents understand the difficult tightrope officers must walk every day. <br><br>As we work to implement change and push toward racial equity, I ask residents to continue to look out for one another and recognize that hurt begets hurt.</span> </span> </p> <p style="color:rgb(50, 49, 48);margin:0px;"> <span style="margin:0px;padding:0px;border:0px;font-style:inherit;font-variant:inherit;font-weight:inherit;font-stretch:inherit;line-height:inherit;vertical-align:baseline;color:inherit;font-family:"Segoe UI", Segoe, Tahoma, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif;font-size:14px;"> </span> </p> <p align="center" style="color:rgb(50, 49, 48);text-align:center;margin:0px;"> <span style="margin:0px;padding:0px;border:0px;font-style:inherit;font-variant:inherit;font-weight:inherit;font-stretch:inherit;line-height:inherit;vertical-align:baseline;color:inherit;font-family:"Segoe UI", Segoe, Tahoma, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif;font-size:14px;">-30-​</span> </p> <span id="ms-rterangepaste-end"></span> <p> <br> </p> </html></div>https://phoenix.gov/mayorNewsmayors-office


Get to Know Mayor Gallego 


Mayor Kate Gallego is the second elected female Mayor in Phoenix history and the youngest big city Mayor in the United States. She graduated from Harvard University and earned an MBA from the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania. Before being elected to Phoenix City Council, Mayor Gallego worked on Economic Development for local utility company, Salt River Project. 

Mayor Gallego has focused on three key policy areas during her time in office: diversifying the economy, strengthening infrastructure investment, and working to make Phoenix a leader in sustainability. Her record of proven results includes leading the campaign to pass Phoenix's citywide transportation plan through 2050, which was the largest local government commitment to transportation infrastructure in the country when it passed in 2015.  She has led efforts on criminal justice reform and ensuring equal pay for equal work. Mayor Gallego is passionate about building a Phoenix that works for everyone and increasing the quality of life for all Phoenicians.

Phoenix is the fifth largest city in the United States and is currently the fastest growing city in the country.